Richard Caperton

Richard Caperton

Adjunct Lecturer in the Energy, Resources and Environment Program
Energy, Resources and Environment

Background and Education

Richard W. Caperton is the Director of National Policy and Partnerships at Opower. He leads the company’s engagement with all branches of the federal government, including Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and guides the company’s global regulatory strategy on demand response and electricity market design.

Prior to joining Opower, Richard was the Managing Director for Energy at the Center for American Progress, where he worked on energy tax and finance and electric utility issues.  He has also worked in government relations at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and served as a policy fellow at the Alliance for Climate Protection.  He currently serves on the board of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute. He has also testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives and is regularly quoted in the press on energy issues.

Richard is a native of rural America, growing up in Virginia and Missouri. He received his MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a BA in politics from Pomona College.


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Spring 2015 
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